PASTOR JACK SHANNON, Senior Pastor. Pastor Jack was called to serve as Associate Pastor of ALC in March of 2011 and assumed the role of Senior Pastor on May 21, 2012. He previously served Lutheran congregations in Billings and Bigfork, Montana. Pastor Jack graduated from Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa in 1993 and holds a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling (1985) and Bachelors degree in Secondary Education (1980) from Montana State University-Billings. Prior to attending seminary Pastor Jack was employed as a licensed substance abuse counselor and also the director of a substance abuse treatment center. His favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11. Pastor Jack is married to LuAnne and they have two grown children, Tomren and Jaclyn.
PASTOR ERICH SOKOLOSKI, Associate Pastor. Pastor Erich was born in Seattle and has spent most of his life in the Pacific Northwest. He met his wife, Tricia, in the 8th grade at Central Lutheran Christian School in Tacoma, WA. They married when they were both 20 years old, and they celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary earlier this year. Erich and Tricia together studied at Western Washington University and the University of Hull, England. While studying abroad, they traveled several countries in Western and Eastern Europe. In 1999 they both graduated from Western Washington University. Tricia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Erich graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. In 2005, Erich attended Faith Evangelical Seminary (Originally Faith Evangelical Lutheran Seminary). He graduated in 2009 with a Masters of Divinity. That same year, he was ordained at Central Lutheran Church into the Conservative Lutheran Association (CLA) and joined the LCMC clergy roster in 2010. Before accepting the position of Associate Pastor at ALC, he served at Central Lutheran Church as Senior Pastor and at Faith Evangelical Seminary as Professor of Undergraduate Studies where he taught Christian doctrine, apologetics, philosophy, Biblical studies, church history and Lutheran confessional theology. For pleasure, Erich enjoys reading, writing, hiking, camping, and traveling. He has a heart for quality and creativity in different forms of artistic expression. He loves craftsmanship and has a deep appreciation for old things. Above all else, he believes in Jesus as his Lord and Savior, daily seeks to grow in his relationship with Him, and has a great passion to share His living and active Word. Erich and Tricia have three children, ages 12, 9, and 7.
PASTOR DON MCMILLAN, Pastor of Caring Ministries. Before coming to Prescott, Pastor Don served as Pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Hill, Nebraska. His joining the staff of ALC in 2014 marked a return to Prescott after 30 years away. He was a former member of ALC with roots here dating into the early 1970′s. Pastor Don has been a pastor more than 20 years, having served Lutheran congregations in Flagstaff, Arizona and Fountain Valley, California. Additionally he spent three years as a hospice chaplain in Sedona and Flagstaff. Pastor Don received chaplain training at a VA hospital in Martinez, California and served a yearlong Chaplain Residency at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon where he had intensive training in pediatrics, trauma, and burn care. Prior to ministry, he had a career in audiology, and worked his way through college as an EMT with several ambulance companies. Pastor Don holds a Master of Divinity degree from Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona, and a Master’s degree from Idaho State University. For fun, he enjoys walking and bicycling, playing in ALC’s “Peals of Praise” handbell choir, reading, and watching old movies. In 2015 he was appointed to the Parent Advisory Board at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott. Pastor Don says, “I am delighted to serve American Lutheran as we journey together in faith through joys, challenges, milestones, and wherever daily life takes us.”
DAVID SHERMAN, Minister of Music
KENNY JAMES, Director of Contemporary Music
PATROSKY ANDERSON, Director of Student Ministry
DEBBIE SMITH, Director of Children’s Ministry.
KATHY LILLEY, Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry
Parish Life Staff
KATE HOWELL, Director of Administration
DONNA ELLSWORTH, Administrative Assistant I
RACHEL WILLIAMS, Administrative Assistant II
LARRY LEE, A/V Technician
DENNY LARSON, Custodian
ED CARR, Custodian
CINDA KASUN, Bookkeeper
American Lutheran School (Preschool)
LORI BARBE, Director of American Lutheran School